“Look at the obvious facts. Those who say they belong to Christ must recognize that we belong to Christ as much as they do.”(2 Corinthians 10:7)
It is easy to judge others. We take a quick glance at someone and because of what they are wearing or doing, we can easily jump to conclusions. As the body of Christ, we must be careful to not judge by the outside. While judging the outside may only take a moment, judging by inward motives takes time, thought and believing the best.
The people in the Bible all messed up. Adam, Noah, Moses, David, Peter, they had that in common. Know what else they had in common? They did not give up. They continued to trust the Lord and allowed Him to work in their lives. They were not perfect, but God used them. Did He use them because they looked a certain way? No, God used them because they were willing to follow Him.
When we started Scriptural Seeds Ministries, some people didnt think it was appropriate to carry the title of Pastor at all. Im a bit unpolished and still struggle. At first glance they are completely missing the evidence of God’s work in my life, and that I am an ordained Pastor and Evangelist personally ministering to people everyday.
In humbleness I share the following, because with God it’s much more then I could have ever imangined.
It’s been over 4 years since ScripturalSeeds.org was started, we have never asked or received any donations outside of what we personally gave ourselves. However with God, and with much perseverance and prayer. ScripturalSeeds.org has had millions of views in over 70 countries. Utilizing Google translation services an analytics, as of this morning, 17,044 people in the last 4 years acknowledged that they have read the prayer of salvation and acknowledged Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
How about you? Are you looking only on the outside when you meet someone? Ask God to give you eyes to see past the outside, so that you can show the love of Christ to everyone you meet.
“Do not judge people and circumstances by outside appearances”
Heavenly Father, I know there have been times I judged someone based on the outside appearance. Especially when we should not judge at all. Forgive me and help me to look past those things so I can be a blessing to them. Give me a heart for those who others may cast aside. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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